This ‘Straight Line’ amplifier from Mission gets it’s name from the simplicity of the design. No phono preamp, balance or tone controls. If the music doesn’t contain enough treble, bass, stereo balance and vocal presence, it’s the music that is lacking – not this system – so the lack of controls is not a problem :-).
Currently this 50W/Channel amp is driving TDL Studio 1M speakers. These transmission line speakers are efficient and quite easy to drive to high undistorted volumes.
Unfortunately the Straight Line’s ‘precision matched channel’ rotary volume control is getting a bit noisy when moved, a habit not uncommon to older amplifiers in this series.